Layoffs at Sega of America

Representative confirms company has "undergone a restructure" resulting in unspecified number of job cuts.

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Sega of America has cut an unspecified number of jobs as part of a restructuring process, a representative for the publisher confirmed with GamesBeat.

"As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and succeed in an ever-changing environment," the company said.

"As a result of this, Sega of America has recently undergone a restructure that will enable the company to focus efficiently on developing new and existing content across digital platforms as well as continuing to focus on key brands for packaged goods."

It is unclear how many jobs were cut or which divisions were hit, though GamesBeat understands that the number of affected employees is "small."

Sega of America parent company Sega Sammy recently acquired Index Corporation, the owner of Persona and Shin Megami Tensei developer Atlus.

The company also purchased Relic Entertainment and the Company of Heroes franchise for $26.6 million during the THQ bankruptcy auction in January.

Discussion

153 comments
dark_zero_86
dark_zero_86

If it were up to the people on this board, every character would have been shown by now. Then you'd bitch for the next year.

ArcoJawa
ArcoJawa

None of the gaming website are making a big deal of this... Man... nobody hardcore likes Sonic anymore...

bluefox755
bluefox755

Meh, can you say desperation Nintendo?

franzito
franzito

Now bring on Tails, Knuckles, Shadow and Dr. Robotnik, we couldn't care less about Amy and the others crappy characters from Sonic's gang.

James Li
James Li

I want Shadow and Silver too...

Andrew Javier
Andrew Javier

Oh yeah, and that would explain why Nintendo died after Smash Bros 64, Melee, and Brawl.

Tony Nox
Tony Nox

:( but mewtwo only one that never returned and pokemon trainer sucks

Pete5506
Pete5506

Loved Sonic in brawl, looking forward to this 

epicalex95
epicalex95

Thought he wouldn't be returning. This is good news. And if you don't think it is, well, I don't know what to say to you.

Patrick Eduarte
Patrick Eduarte

That is next? The Virtua characters from Virtua Fighter?

Demonjoe93
Demonjoe93

I honestly thought he was gone for sure. Glad to see he's back!

Flint247
Flint247

I started saying "yes, yes, yes!" when I saw the announcement.

Juvon Gillespie
Juvon Gillespie

How many times are sega going to keep using that same sonic 3D model? im getting real sick of it @joshua I agree with you..

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

If Konami does bring in a character that isn't Snake, then bring in another character that has relevance to Nintendo's legacy unlike Super Sony Smash Bros. (Seriously - Donte?). I hoping to see either Bill Rizer from Contra or Simon Belmont from Castlevania.   


Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Interesting, I honestly thought that they wouldn't use him a second time. Guess they're going to use 4 third-party characters. And I'm guessing that Jin is one of them.

xdude85
xdude85

Hope this means Snake will return.

Ace Delos Santos
Ace Delos Santos

Snake better friggin still be in here too then, if he's not while Sonic is.... omfg...

Opo Sai
Opo Sai

If the game actually played like melee i would even buy the wii u, but brawl just killed it completely. This is another failure.

Nathan Beardacus Beard
Nathan Beardacus Beard

Sonic? Again? *sigh* Can I just have Falcon/Ganondorf and Zelda-Sheik back please? No? Oh, OK, I guess I'll have to give Sonic another try this time around.

John Martins
John Martins

Generations? The 2D levels are on par with the classics, 3D levels are easily as good as Adventure's.

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

Saw the trailer. Looks like Nintendo wants to make Sonic a Nintendo exclusive. I don't mind and Sonic/Nintendo fans don't mind. Now if only Nintendo can save Rare from the Evil Microsoft Xbox so Rare doesn't have to make shitty Kinect games

Elvis Padilla Jr.
Elvis Padilla Jr.

They are combining too many of their icons in one game and that is PATHETIC! NINTENDO IS DONE!!

Andrew Javier
Andrew Javier

idk about that, Snake doesn't fit with the other Nintendo characters the way Sonic and Mega Man do.

BradBurns
BradBurns

I personally think that the graphics are too similar to Melee.

Ejotei
Ejotei

My childhood dream comes true, Mario Sonic and Megaman in the same game

darkfiercelink
darkfiercelink

hopefully snake is back as well as roy from melee

Albert M. Jackson
Albert M. Jackson

Good. He was one of my favorites in Brawl, due to the high speed.

Poodger
Poodger

@bluefox755 How is this comment related to Sonic returning to Smash Bros? Hell, how is this comment even related to this game? Smash Bros is not only Nintendo's best series, but still one of the shining examples of great games in the industry.

Poodger
Poodger

@Demonjoe93 Really? Given Nintendo and Sega's increasingly tight relationship/partnership, and Sonic already being in a Smash game, I assumed he would make it in for a long while now.

dark_zero_86
dark_zero_86

@Opo Sai Considering we just saw Sonic do an actual combo, I'd say it's more like Melee by a large margin.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@Opo Sai what did they change in brawl?Ive only played it like 5-6 years ago for a few times at a old friends house but it seemed to play just as fine as the 2 previous games with even better/more characters.

Demonjoe93
Demonjoe93

@Robin Maximilian Furthersbe Sonic was actually doubted to be in this game by many, as was Toon Link. This is actually a surprise for a lot of people.

dark_zero_86
dark_zero_86

@Anthony Zombo Wish they could buy Mega Man.

Demonjoe93
Demonjoe93

@Poodger @Demonjoe93 Yeah, Iwota (or however you spell his name) had been saying a few months ago that they were going to limit third party characters, so I kinda just figured that was code for "Sonic and Snake are gone". I hope Snake comes back too, but unfortunately Nintendo does not have as good of a relationship with Hideo Kojima as they do Sega.